Gandhi Gram of Rural Institute Deemed University – GRU University

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Gandhi Gram Rural Institute About us :

Profile of the University :

Gandhi gram was born in 1947. A team of dedicated disciples and contemporaries of Gandhi, Dr.T.S.Soundaram and Dr.G.Ramachandran, developed Gandhi gram, the home of many rural development programs.

The Gandhi gram Rural Institute ( G.R.I ) was founded in 1956.With undying faith and deep devotion to Mahatma Gandhi’s revolutionary concept of ‘Nai  Talim’ system of education, Gandhi gram Rural Institute has developed academic programmes in Rural Development, Rural Economics and Extension Education, Rural Oriented Sciences, Cooperation, Development Administration, Rural Sociology, English and Communicative Studies, and, Tamil and Indian Languages. Students who emerge from its portals tend to meet the personnel needs for rural development under various governmental and non – governmental schemes

To teaching was added, the dimensions of research and extension in course of time.This three – dimensional approach became a pioneering model which earned appreciation from all over the country.

The work of the Institute invited national attention and the Government of India ( Ministry of Education ), on the recommendation of the University Grants Commission, conferred the status of a Deemed University on the Institute under Section ( 3 ) of the UGC Act of 1956, on 3rd August, 1976.

Today, it has become a nationally and internationally recognised Institute for its contribution to rural education, so much so that the New Education Policy of the Nation reflects the principles evolved here in developing the rural university concept.

Started in a small way, the Institute has developed into a big  educational complex, comprising seven different faculties, offering in all about fifty different programmes.

It awards Doctoral, Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates through its seven academic faculties: Rural Development, Rural Social Sciences, Rural Oriented Sciences, English and Foreign Languages, Tamil, Indian Languages & Rural Arts, Rural Health & Sanitation, and, Agriculture & Animal Husbandry.

It has, at present, about 2300 students and 125 teaching and 250 non – teaching staff.  The programmes offered here have attracted students from abroad every year. He University was accredited with Five Star Status by NAAC, in February 2002.

Campus :

The Gandhi gram Rural Institute has a campus of nearly 200 acres in a rural setting, nestling in one of the enclaves of the beautiful Sirumalai range.  To its West are chains of mountains including the beautiful Kodaikanal Hill Station.

Lying North of Madurai, Gandhi gram is easily accessible by rail and road. The climate of the place is pleasant all through the year and the panorama of nature surrounding Gandhi gram is pleasing to the eye and inspiring to the soul.

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Gandhi Gram Rural Institute of Technology Departments :

1 ) Faculty of Rural Social Sciences :

  • Department of Cooperation
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Political Science and Development Administration
  • Department of Gandhi an Thought and Peace Science
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Rural Industries and Management

2 ) Faculty of Rural Oriented Sciences

  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Home Science
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Computer Science & Applications

3 ) Faculty of Rural Development

  • Department of Rural Development
  • Department of Applied Research
  • Department of Adult and Continuing Education
  • Department of Extension Education

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Gandhi Gram Rural Institute of Technology Courses :

Under Graduates :

  • BA Program : Gandhian Social Work
  • BCom ( Cooperation )
  • BBA ( Rural Industtries and Management )
  • B.Ed. ( Bachelor of Education – Integrated )
  • B.Tech. Program ( Bachelor of Technology )
  • BSc Programs : Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Botany, Zoology, Allied Physics, Allied Microbiology

Post Graduates Course

  • MA Programs : Development Administration, Tamil and Indian Literature , English and Communicative Studie, Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, Hindi, Sociology, Human Resource and Conflict Management
  • MBA( Master of Business Administration )
  • MCA ( Master of Computer Applications )
  • MSc Programs : Botany, Chemistry, Information Technology, Physics, Zoology, Industrial Mathematics with Computer Applications, Extension and Community Development, Food Science and Nutrition

Certificate Course:

  • Desk Top Publishing,Yoga, Personality Development, Salesmanship, Micro Finance and Micro Enterprise, Home Food Catering Guidance and Counseling, Creative Design, Indian Culture and Arts, Maintenance of Farm Power and Equipment, Maintenance of Electronic Utilities and Computer, Geographical Information System Education, Malayalam, French, Hindi, Computer Programming in C, Computer Programming in Office Automation, Computer Programming in C ++, Computer Programming in Java, Self Help Group Management ( Tamil ) Computer Programming in MS Office

Diploma Course :

  • Agriculture, Khadi and Hand loom Technology, Bakery and Confectionery, Diploma in Food Processing and Packaging, Medical Laboratory Technology, Garment Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Garment Technology, Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering Diploma in Natural Dyes

PG Diploma Course

  • Commercial Horticulture, Diploma, Sanitary Inspector’s, Seed Production Technology, Spatial Technologie

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Gandhi Gram of Rural Institute of Technology Address :

The Gandhigram Rural Institute,
Gandhigram – 624 302,
Dindigul District,
Tamil Nadu,
India ,
Phone No. : 2452371 – 2452375 ( EPABX ),
Telegram : Gramnarsity
Fax No. : 0451 – 2454466,
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